Professor Gill Valentine

Gill-Valentine_125Gill Valentine’s research is focused in three interconnected areas:  social identities and belonging; childhood, parenting and family life; and urban cultures and consumption. Her research has been supported by the award of 14 research grants (value of >£4 million) from European Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Leverhulme Trust, as well as research contracts from Government Departments (including: Department for Education and Skills, Department for Work and Pensions) and Non Governmental Organisations (Gambling Commission, and Citizens Advice Bureau). She has extensive experience of using innovative methodological tools (e.g. audio-diaries, webCT) and working with hard-to reach groups and with interpreters. Gill has (co)authored/edited 15 books and over 170 other publications and has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students. Her research has been recognised by the award of Philip Leverhulme Prize: ‘…designed to recognise and facilitate the work of outstanding young research scholars of proven achievement’ and a Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award: for contributions to Geography and gender.

Gill was a co-founder and co-editor of the international journal Social & Cultural Geography (2000-08), and co-editor of Gender, Place and Culture (1999-2004). She currently serves on the editorial boards of two international journals: Children’s Geographies (2001-present), and Geography Compass (2006-present). She is a commissioning editor of the book series Key Ideas (2003-present) published by Taylor Francis, and is a member of the Editorial Board of a Palgrave Macmillan book series on Gender and Sexualities (2010-present).

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